Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Scrapbook gifting coming to an end

In the past three-four years I've made about 23 scrapbooks for family and friends. With each one I make, I say it will be my last "gift" scrapbook. Out of all the scrapbooks I've given out nobody has showed me the completed scrapbook with their pictures :(  I think the reason I'm longer enjoying making these scrapbooks is because I never get to see a finished product. I yearn to see these scrapbooks I give out completed with pictures. I spend a lot of time "personalizing" the scrapbook to the person and the occasion. That has really taken the joy of giving them out to people. Only two more and I'm officially done making these picture-less scrapbooks. In fact for the first time, I might just make one for myself!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Iphoneography pictures

I've been contemplating buying a DSLR camera for the last few years. The two main reasons I haven't bought one are: size and time. Would I really carry a bulky camera around with me everywhere? and I really don't have time to figure out how to use it. I recently went to an informal "how to use your iphone to take pictures" class. I had no idea that iphone photography is a new genre of photography. Although I still have DSLR "envy", I know for now taking pictures on my iphone will do.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Some pictures of Snoopy

I recently went on a road trip and to pass the time I took some pictures
(all the pictures were taken with an iPhone)

This is my daughter's Snoopy. He's gone on all our trips. Although my daughter is outgrowing him, he still manages to sneak his way on our trips. I've mentioned Snoopy before here

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Recent Scrapbook

This is the most recent pre-made scrapbook I've made. It is for my sister. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Scotch ATG

I've had this Scotch ATG for probably close to two years but yet each time I have to put in a tape refill I can't figure out if the tape feeds over or under the first roller.

Is it just me? This is probably one of the best scrapbooks tools I have bought but it also frustrates me like no other and Murphy's Law - I always feed it incorrectly the first time!

I'm on Spring Break right now. It's so nice to sleep in and have no where to go first thing in the morning. I've conditioned my leather car seats, washed my car, worked on some scrapbook items. Things I normally don't have time for. Yeah, I could get use to this!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Crops of Luv

This morning I participated in Crops of Luv. I've been doing this for the past 2 years and I feel blessed to be able to help out with this organization. Crops of Luv make scrapbooks for families that have had wishes granted by non-profit organizations.

The challenging part for me is fitting all the pictures in the layout as well as reserving space for the families to journal their memories.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

One Year Ago Today....

One year ago today, a simple swing of my foot changed the way I exercise now. I tore my peroneal tendon and basically couldn't do any type of cardio or lower body weights for over 7 months.

Needless to say, I gained some weight and it's taken me a while to get back into the workout routine. I still don't do any lower body weights and my cardio is limited. I use to do a lot of Zumba prior to my injury. I can do Zumba now but I have to modify any jumping or heavy twisting of the ankle. I still deal with pain after most cardio workouts but I'll take it because at least I can still do something.